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Vanessa Atalanta – Weekly Prompts: Close

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Close-up, close to, close shave, close off, close the door! Contrasting definitions of the one spelling.

This is one of those words in the English language that varies in definition by the way it is pronounced. Close ( clothes) the door cannot be confused with a close (klos) shave.

Well so much for your linguistic lesson for this week. 😀

Which one will you choose? We can’t wait to find out!

Interpret this challenge in any way you choose; photographs, a piece of writing, or rhyme. Whatever your choice, have fun with it!

So a ‘close-up’ of a Red Admiral about to ‘close’ its wings, well it may have been opening them but I claim artistic licence.  I might have cropped it a bit ‘close-r’ but I did not realise how scary their faces were!

‘Vanessa Atalanta’, Cornwall, 2019.Vanessa atalanta

Ken

Huge and lovely – Weekly Prompts: Bloom

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Our weekend photo challenge here on Weekly Prompts is BLOOM.
Flowers bloom, ladies-in-waiting bloom, youngsters bloom when the delicate transition from childhood is achieved. We adults, begin to bloom when our hopes and dreams are accomplished, or when sought-after independence is finally attained.
How will you bloom, how will you choose to address our challenge?

Two pictures from our recent jaunt up to Yorkshire.

The first showing the blooming magnificence and scale of megalithic structures surrounded by this years corn in bloom!

‘Blooming Huge’, Devil’s Arrows, 2019.Blooming Huge

And the second a lovely flutterbuy on a buddleia bloom.

‘Blooming lovely’, Beningbrough Hall, 2019.Blooming lovely

Ken

Flutterby – #SundayStills: #Wings

This week Teri has challenged us with:

I’m choosing to add creatures with wings to my selections today, well, just because. They need to tell their stories.

So now back from the adventure that I talked about going on last week, I have a whole raft of new photos to edit.  Here is one of them.

‘Flutterby’, Beningbrough Hall, 2019.Flutterby

Ken

Butterfly effect: Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos

This weeks challenge is that of Chaos – Complete disorder and confusion.

” In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.”

Sat among the apparent chaos of nature was this butterfly – what will happen when it flaps its wings?

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This photo was taken on a visit to Dyffryn Gardens last month, you can see other photos from this visit here – Dyffryn Gardens 2nd October 2016.

Macros here I come

Well last week I thought I would buy myself some cheap macro extension tubes from amazon, to get myself that little bit closer.

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I have some macro filters, but have used them rarely and with little success.  The new extension tubes have pass through contacts, so they record all info to exif, I get to set fstop, and I get autofocus if required.  They are plastic, but I don’t aim to treat them that badly, and to buy tubes with metal mounts would have nearly doubled the price.DSC01126

So how do they perform.  The shots below were taken at 26mm, that being the lowest zoom where I could use both tubes, and the shots were performed handheld.  The macro shots are not that steady and I will need to use a tripod or be in bright light.  I lost between 2-3 stops of light, however this increases with the need to stop the aperture down to gain more depth of field, as this is very narrow with the lens so close to the subject and the aperture open.

So here are two shots without and with the tubes.

Plant:

DSC01127Dead Butterfly:

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So now I have just got to find some time to get out and take some pictures.